IMPORTANT!! Learn about our water infrastructure and how you fit in. This series, sponsored by the EAC, will help you understand where our water comes from and where it goes. All programs are at the HW Library beginning at 7PM. Light refreshments will be provided.
February 13: Infrastructure, Regulations and Factors Affecting the Quality, Safety and Cost of Drinking Water.
The Safe Drinking Water Act is the law of the land that governs the quality and safety of potable or drinking water in the USA. The SDWA is administered by the EPA, who is charged with regulating states' compliance with this and many other environmental laws. Many challenges make this difficult and costly, including contamination by industrial and agricultural activities, as well as legacy problems from aging infrastructure and premise plumbing in aging cities, buildings, schools and homes. Our speaker will be Stan Hazan, Senior Director of Science & Regulatory Affairs for NSF International(www.nsf.org). Stan is principal liaison to local, state, federal and international regulatory bodies, including EPA, FDA, CDC and other agencies, on issues related to food, water, pharma, medical devices, sustainability and the environment.
February 27: Getting your water from there to here
Wonder how water gets to your house? When you turn on the faucet do you expect to have water? We take water for granted, but, behind your faucet, there is a huge infrastructure involved in getting a safe and reliable supply water to you to use in your home. SOCWA General Manager Jeff McKeen will discuss the roles Huntington Woods, SOCWA and the Great Lakes Water Authority in the water delivery system.
March 13: Stormwater 101
As development continues, stormwater pollution is a greater threat to our freshwater resources now more than ever. Learn about the Clinton River Watershed, our watershed, threats to water quality, and strategies used to help manage stormwater runoff and reduce pollution in our freshwater resources. Presented by staff from the Clinton River Watershed Council.
March 27: Native Landscaping for Water Quality
You might not realize it, but native plants do a lot to protect water quality. Learn how to bring the principles and practices of native landscaping home to implement in your garden and help protect water quality. Presented by staff from the Clinton River Watershed Council This program is co-sponsored by the BART Board.